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  1. Background "Too White"

    The background in Outlook is too white and eye straining. Need the ability to adjust the color theme to include the background color as well to increase readability.

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      574 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How about bringing back the "SWEEP" function that allowed me to keep my inbox clean.

      DON'T UPGRADE OUTLOOK BY TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT WERE GOOD!

      17,295 votes
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        2203 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

        Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

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          under review  ·  550 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please change it back, so the select all feature only applies to the box you are working in.

          Please change the select all feature back to only select all boxes in the inbox you are working in. Right now select all is all or nothing, to include the flagged items which makes cleaning out my inbox very inconvenient.

          9,348 votes
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            319 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate a task management (todo-list) system that is worth using!

            Currently, Microsoft (at least) has four different tasks/todo systems, and they are all half-baked. I would like to see Outlook.com combining all of them into a well-arranged view.

            1) Tasks from the Outlook.com Calendar. Simple, straight forward tasks, with no form of grouping or list-building.

            2) Tasks Cortana creates for me, including person-depending and location-depending reminders. Would nice to have a place where I can see, add and edit them. Especially when Windows 10 is here.

            3) Flagged Emails: After flagging a number of mails, I can't see all of them anymore on the top. It would be nice if…

            3,081 votes
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              72 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the detailed feedback and comments on this. Like you’ve noted we, as a company, have put work into tasks and task management before and it is an area we continue to give thought to as there is still improvement to make. I will pass this feedback and the comments on to the right folks for more consideration. If I can share anything substantive back, I will. Thanks again for the feedback and engagement.

            • Import old junk mail rules rather than starting from scratch.

              I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Outlook.com - great job, and please carry on making it more excellent.
              I'm a bit peeved, however, by the emails asking me if a just-received email was junk or not. Typically that's triggered by an email to myself, and I'd think those are easy to qualify. I also get the same "junk/not?" prodding after each email I send myself, and I'd think the rules stick.
              Lastly, I'm now getting emails which previously (before beta) had long been filtered as junk.
              Thanks for listening!

              2,824 votes
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                57 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show Number of New Emails in Browser Tab

                Show number of New Emails on Browser Tab.

                2,305 votes
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                  Working on it  ·  146 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Get rid of "focused"

                  PLEASE get rid of "focused". It is driving me crazy. I want to see all the mail in my inbox. Now I have to click "other" every time I use it.

                  2,146 votes
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                    2196 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Opt In to New Capabilities

                    It would be helpful within Outlook.com settings to be able to opt-in to beta capabilities - is this possible so as to get the latest and greatest experiences Microsoft is pushing out - and provide feedback through UserVoice :)

                    1,354 votes
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                      54 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Notification Settings

                      I want to be able to turn on/off email notifications. Right now I get a notification sound for every email that gets delivered.

                      1,321 votes
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                        38 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Deleting multiple emails

                        Why is it that I cannot select everything in my inbox and then de-select individual emails without de-selecting everything but 10-15 emails at the top of my inbox? This is EXTREMELY annoying given all the **** email I get!

                        1,137 votes
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                          297 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1,101 votes
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                            182 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Rules no longer working

                            I used to love being able to send my newsletters to different folders. ie Pinterest to a Craft folder. However none of my rules are working anymore even though I have tried to recreate them a few times. It makes going through my junk folder twice as long.

                            604 votes
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                              174 comments  ·  Report an Issue  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Attachment progress meter?

                              I miss the progress meter when loading attachments into e-mails. I Send mixes of songs to clients and that has been a very helpful feature in the past.

                              590 votes
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                                under review  ·  17 comments  ·  Attachments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Manage Contacts

                                The ability to add, edit and delete contacts in the "Outlook" app

                                499 votes
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                                  331 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Logout Button

                                  Where is the LOGOUT/SIGNOUT Option?! It should NOT be this frustrating to find.

                                  491 votes
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                                    295 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • logout does not work only reloads inbox

                                    Every time I try to log out of outlook mail it reloads my inbox and signs me back in. This is very frustrating and I am unable to properly sign out of my email which does not make me feel like this is at all secure.
                                    I would appreciate any feedback you could give to fix this problem.

                                    368 votes
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                                    • Bing map integration for the location field in calendar.

                                      This functionality would allow a user to add addresses from bing maps directly into an appointments and launch navigation to the destination from the calendar. A similar experience can currently be found in iCloud calendar.

                                      353 votes
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                                        11 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create Calendar items from emails

                                        Allow users to highlight text from an email message and create a calendar item with that information already populated into the 'description' of the event.

                                        For example, someone sends you an address or directions to an event. Highlight that information from the email, click on a button or option and create a calendar event that has that information copied into the description already.

                                        336 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          This is coming in the new version of Outlook.com. If you don’t already see it, you should soon see “Reply all by meeting” in the drop-down menu next to “Reply” when you click on a specific email. Hope that fits your needs. Thanks for the feedback.

                                        • Make "Not Junk" work

                                          Improve junk filter and "Not Junk" filter, so that once a message is marked a certain way, all subsequent messages behave as intended (move to junk or mark as not junk as the case may be)

                                          300 votes
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